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2007 Annual Meeting Trainee Information

Trainee/Mentor Luncheon

The Trainee/Mentor Luncheon will take place Sunday, 22 July, from 11:30 to 1:00 pm. The luncheon provides Trainee participants with the opportunity to talk to an SSR scientist about careers and science during a catered lunch. More information can be found on the Trainee/Mentor Luncheon page.

Trainee Grants and Awards

The following grants and awards are available to trainees attending the meeting:

SSR Trainee Research Awards

See our Trainee Research Awards page.

USDA NRI Merit Awards

See our Travel Fellowships page.

Lalor Foundation Merit Awards

See our Travel Fellowships page.

Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund (LEMTTF)

See our Travel Fellowships page.

Travel Awards for Underrepresented Minority Trainees and Junior Faculty

See our Travel Fellowships page.

FASEB MARC Travel Awards to SSR 2007

The FASEB MARC program offers two opportunities for travel awards to the SSR annual meeting. Because SSR is a member of FASEB, interested and eligible individuals may apply for funding to support travel to this year’s SSR meeting. More information is available at:

The application deadline for the FASEB MARC awards is 22 June, 2007; however, you are advised to apply as soon as you can. If you intend to apply for the Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenter Travel Award, you may apply as soon as you have received notification that your abstract has been accepted for presentation.

Visit for eligibility and requirement details.

NOTE: Do not apply for the Faculty/Mentor and Students Travel Award if the students or post-baccalaureates are presenting posters/platform (oral) presentations. Students and post-baccalaureates should apply individually for the Poster/Platform (Oral) Presenter Travel Awards.

Deadline for FASEB MARC application for SSR: 22 June, 2007 (14 days after SSR Advance Registration Deadline of 8 June, 2007).

Placement Service

The SSR Placement Service provides a vehicle for introducing potential candidates to potential employers seeking to fill predoctoral, postdoctoral, industrial, technical, and faculty positions. We do not attempt to match candidates with positions, nor do we arrange interviews. We do not maintain a file of CVs or formal job announcements. However, we are able to transfer position announcements posted at the Annual Meeting to the FASEB Career Resources online listing if requested. This service is free of charge. In addition, a message board is available at the SSR Annual Meeting for the exchange of information among users of the Placement Service.

To take advantage of the current Placement Service, please go here.

Roommate Referral Service

The SSR’s Roommate Referral service is being coordinated by Rita Vassena. This service connects trainees (and others) with persons seeking roommates for the meeting. The deadline for submitting a Referral request was 5 July.


T-Shirts commemorating the 40th Annual Meeting of SSR in San Antonio, Texas, will be sold to raise money for the Larry Ewing Memorial Trainee Travel Fund (LEMTTF). The t-shirts are of high quality, pre-shrunk cotton, and come in a variety of sizes. T-shirts may be ordered on the online pre-registration form or purchased at the meeting, for US$ 15.00.